Kilbas knew something was
approaching. And it was not the scorpion this time.
The hunter could not tell
what it was before a light jingle carried to his ears.
He had met the approaching demon only once, years ago, but he had heard of
it quite often in the Clan.
The stranger approached
with a muted step but was accompanied by a soft tinkling of a small bell.
Their travel cloak was light and well-kept although it dragged along the
She was not all that
pleased to be in this place. Not because she didn't like the world, but
because she was not so fond of the company she would have.
Approaching the man she
was to meet, she became cautious.
"You have come to collect
this One's head?"
He sounded thoroughly unimpressed, although tense. They should expect him to resist so why
would they send someone like this?
"You wish, don't you."
spoke a just as unimpressed female voice.
"Then, you can leave the way you came." the male demon snorted.
Ignoring the harsh words
the Huntress sat down, making herself comfortable, though never letting her
"I was sent here with a mission and a message. I do not want to be here
anymore than you, so do not make this more difficult for the both of us."
Kilbas was hesitant to
seem curious and stalled for as long as he could, before finally asking:
"Yes. To do as you're
told." she stated matter-of-factly as she removed the hood with long,
clawed fingers, pulling another jingle from the little bell in her hair.
A flame inside the Hunter blazed up. The way this creature spoke to him was
"Those weren't my words.
And also, I'm going to be taking over your hunt."
"This One is being replaced?" Something bulged inside of him. He had been
here so long... If there ever was something the Hunter loved, it was the
forests of this world.
"No." the female flicked a bug off her cape nonchalantly, wording the rest of her
sentence carefully; "You will remain here to do your job, but as you seem to
be incapable of disposing of one little demon, I have been sent here to...
do it for you."
Her voice was dry and seemingly unimpressed, although in reality she was
just using it to hide her real emotions.
Two hunters in one
place. This was unheard of!
"Do you really expect this One to accept this? To work with something
Ugh. This was exactly why
she hated those of ancient descent. They were so arrogant, always looking
down upon the ones that were created.
"I couldn't care less if you accept it or not. You brought this on yourself and
I was sent here to fix it. Now, if you don't like it you can always leave
and have the Clan chase you down."
"Also, call me 'filth', 'lower' or anything else insulting and I'll be the
one to slit your throat. I have been recognized by the Clan council and I'm
not the least bit less worthy as a hunter than you -or anyone else for that matter. It
would do you good to remember that."
Kilbas glared at her, but
said nothing more. He thought it would be the best course of action to just
let her do as she pleased and have her leave when she's finished. If only he
could take in all her insults without killing her.
Then, his eyes caught something on the Huntress' waist.
"Did the Huntress Tanith
not use a scythe?"
The woman was slightly impressed that the demon had actually remembered her
name. Being the less worthy being that she was in his eyes and all.
She looked down at her
"I'm trying something different." she lied without hesitation.
"Do not for a second think
that I can not kill you with this blade." she threathened. Getting close to
her, no matter what she was holding, would be a mistake one would not make
"This One would not be
here if I made such assuptions." Kilbas replied confidently, hostility
seething from beneath the words.
This was a test and he needed to endure it.